Small vehicle and motorbike specialist Yamaha has updated its ATV and UTV offerings for 2019. We run through the highlights of the new models.
Kodiak 700 EPS SE
The new model is powered by Yamaha’s second-generation 686cc four-stroke engine that features a new ECU, which now offers more torque and improved fuel economy, we’re told.
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Running Yamaha’s automatic transmission and having two- or four-wheel-drive with diff lock will help get you out of sticky areas and, if that’s not enough, a 1,139kg front-mounted Warn winch can be specced.
A plush seat for extra comfort has the ability to carry a 140kg payload plus the rider and, is able to tow up to 600kg.
Grizzly 700 EPS Special Edition
A high-standard specification on the new Grizzly ATV includes Yamaha’s tried-and-tested Ultramatic CVT transmission as well as a easy-to-use two- and four-wheel-drive options.
The Grizzly is equipped with a second-generation 686cc engine that has been remapped to reduced fuel costs, the company says.
This flagship model is fitted with 14in aluminium wheels and chunky Zilla 27in tyres, while long travel-adjustable suspension gives a payload of 140kg and a towing capacity of 600kg.
The new Wolverine X2 SE features a compact chassis, driven by an 850cc twin-pot engine that has been developed using the knowledge gained from the design and manufacture of the company’s other off-road vehicles.
Low engine noise allows conversations while moving and a full cab gives plenty of protection from the great outdoors, says the firm.
Standard features include a tilt bed with a 272kg capacity and hefty 908kg towing capacity, while Yamaha’s CVT box, long-travel piggyback shocks as well as electronic power steering mean it’s a well-specced standard vehicle.
Prices for all models will be available closer to the launch date.